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1983 Chicago White Sox

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1982 / 1984

99-63, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tony La Russa (99-63)
GM: Roland Hemond
Scored 800 runs, Allowed 650 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66

Ballparks: Comiskey Park I · Attendance: 2,132,821 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 103

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 8, 1982

Released Steve Dillard.

October 12, 1982

Released Sparky Lyle.

October 22, 1982

Ernie Camacho granted Free Agency.

November 10, 1982

Signed Casey Parsons as a free agent.

Bill Almon granted Free Agency.

Steve Kemp granted Free Agency.

Aurelio Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

November 29, 1982

Sold Jay Loviglio to the Chicago Cubs.

December 8, 1982

Sold Chico Escarrega to Mexico City Reds (Mexican).

Traded Jesse Anderson (minors) to the Oakland Athletics. Received Bobby Moore.

December 10, 1982

Traded Reggie Patterson to the Chicago Cubs. Received Ty Waller.

December 13, 1982

Signed Floyd Bannister as a free agent.

1983

Jim Smith received from the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

January 11, 1983

Drafted Steve Peters in the 7th round of the 1983 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Damon Berryhill in the 13th round of the 1983 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 25, 1983

Traded Warren Brusstar and Steve Trout to the Chicago Cubs. Received Scott Fletcher, Randy Martz, Pat Tabler and Dick Tidrow.

January 26, 1983

Signed Dave Stegman as a free agent.

Chose Steve Mura from the St. Louis Cardinals as a free agent compensation pick.

March 15, 1983

Signed Bob Long as a free agent.

April 1, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Pat Tabler to the Cleveland Indians. Received Jerry Dybzinski.

April 2, 1983 (Standings)

Released Ron LeFlore.

April 3, 1983 (Standings)

Released Bob Long.

April 8, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Al Hrabosky as a free agent.

May 12, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Tom Dodd as a free agent.

June 6, 1983 (Standings)

Drafted Joel Davis in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted Russ Morman in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1983.

Drafted Bruce Tanner in the 4th round of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted Doug Drabek in the 11th round of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 1983.

June 15, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Tony Bernazard to the Seattle Mariners. Received Julio Cruz.

June 21, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Rusty Kuntz to the Minnesota Twins. Received Mike Sodders (minors).

June 23, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Jimmy Sexton as a free agent.

July 14, 1983 (Standings)

Released Bobby Moore.

August 10, 1983 (Standings)

Released Jimmy Sexton.

August 25, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Rich Barnes to the Cleveland Indians. Received a player to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent Miguel Dilone (September 1, 1983) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

August 31, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Aurelio Rodriguez as a free agent.

September 7, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Mike Maitland (minors) and Miguel Dilone to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Randy Niemann.

October, 1983 (Standings)

Released Jim Smith.

October 20, 1983

Marv Foley granted Free Agency.

Ty Waller granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1983

Sold Chris Nyman to Nankia Hawks (Japan Pacific).

Released Dick Tidrow.

November 7, 1983

Julio Cruz granted Free Agency.

Jerry Koosman granted Free Agency.

Dennis Lamp granted Free Agency.

Aurelio Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

November 16, 1983

Signed Joe DeSa as a free agent.

November 21, 1983

Traded Fran Mullins to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Steve Christmas.

November 28, 1983

Purchased Kelly Paris from the Cincinnati Reds.

December 2, 1983

Signed Jerry Koosman as a free agent.

December 5, 1983

Signed Bert Roberge as a free agent.

Traded a player to be named later to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Ron Reed. The Chicago White Sox sent Jerry Koosman (February 15, 1984) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

December 16, 1983

Signed Cliff Speck as a free agent.

January 8, 1984

Signed Julio Cruz as a free agent.

January 17, 1984

Drafted Jeff Richardson in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

January 20, 1984

Chose Tom Seaver from the New York Mets as a free agent compensation pick.

January 23, 1984

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received Tom Brennan. The Chicago White Sox sent Craig Smajstrla (July 9, 1985) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

January 30, 1984

Released Lorenzo Gray.

February 7, 1984

Released Fernando Arroyo.

February 29, 1984

Signed Fernando Arroyo as a free agent.

March 1, 1984

Released Jim Kern.

March 21, 1984

Released Kelly Paris.

March 26, 1984

Released Kevin Hickey.

Released Randy Martz.

Released Steve Mura.

March 27, 1984

Signed Norberto Martin as an amateur free agent.

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions